In my post yesterday I said I was 18 weeks along but apparently idk how to count because really I’m 17 weeks.
It’s been really hard to keep this whole baby thing a secret, especially here on my blog because BASICALLY it’s all I’ve wanted to talk about. I’ve bought baby clothes and maternity clothes, started planning the nursery and other nesting-type apartment changes, bought toys and books and blankets, tested strollers, priced out cribs and changing tables, I mean it’s pretty much been all baby, all the time at my house since the second week of March. I’ve been taking some (photobooth) pictures along the way and now I can finally share them with you.
This picture is from mid-April, I was almost 11 weeks at this point and my belly just POPPED OUT, I couldn’t believe it! I know this is supposed to happen earlier after your first pregnancy but it still surprised me. Also at this point my only jeans were high-waisted skinny jeans so like… BYE, JEANS.
Out of all the times I’ve been pregnant before (twice) I’ve actually had the mildest morning sickness this time. With Sym I puked all day every day for nine months, and during my second pregnancy (which I terminated, in case you didn’t know) I was nauseous non-stop. This time I actually managed to mostly keep it together, like sometimes I’d throw up a little when I was brushing my teeth in the morning but let’s be real, I do that even when I’m not pregnant (gag reflex issues…) but I really only seriously vomited three times. But as these pictures from April 25th will show, those three times WERE THE WORST!
I don’t always throw up from morning sickness, but when I do I BURST ALL THE BLOOD VESSELS IN MY FACE. Thankfully the nausea seems to have passed now and I think technically the third time I was sick was like, 50/50 morning sickness and carsickness.
On April 27th I had my first ultrasound. This was my nuchal translucency scan, which is part of a three-part genetic test for Down syndrome, trisomy 18 and neural tube defects (the other two parts are blood tests, the second of which I just had on Monday). This was at twelve weeks so it was too early to determine the sex of the baby, but I think it looks like a girl, right? HERE’S HOPING. Unfortunately my next ultrasound isn’t until early July so I won’t find out until then.
The bump gets bigger! This picture is from May 16th when I was 15 weeks pregnant. You might be wondering how I could have kept it a secret from my daycare clients who I see every day, but I think these pictures from the 18th demonstrate it nicely. Now you see it…
… now you don’t!
I used a highly technical combination of dressing like a sad saggy slob, sucking it in, and rounding my shoulders while holding my breath and amazingly no one even guessed- not even the dad whose wife is also 17 weeks pregnant! I know, I’m like a magician.
So there you have it, my exciting journey through the first trimester (and part of the second). I have so much more stuff to share with you guys but I’m going to try to space it out, and Taylor has promised he’s going to take some real pictures of me with his fancy camera (he said he wanted to before but every time he was about to suggest it I’d throw up and my explode my face again, haha) so there’s that, too. Anyway thank you so much to everyone for all your comments and congratulations, I just love you girls so much, you keep me young.
June 1st, 17 weeks and 1 day.